In this guide, I will show you how to download, install, and use free fonts online. You can create different types of text in Fireworks just by changing the font style. There are many fonts on the web that are free for download. No catch, just simply download them. One of the best sites that I found to download free fonts was 1001freefonts.com. You can do a search on Google and come up with many free fonts sites. But this one was the best in my opinion. I will use this site as my example.
How to Download a Font
First, I will show you how to download a font. Go to 1001freefonts.com. When the page loads, click on the A button. We will download the first font in this guide. Click on the button that says Win Font. When the box pops up, click Save File or Save to Disk. That will save the font file to your computer. It will only take a few seconds to download. Next, we will need to unzip it.
Go to the place where you saved the file and double click the zip folder. When the folder opens, click the Extract All link on the left side of your window. Click Next, Next, and Finish on the box that comes up. Then a new folder will open and you will see your unzipped font file.
How to Install a Font
Next, we will install the font. Right-click on the Font File and click Copy from the drop-down menu. The font file will have two T’s on it. Go to My Computer, then click on your hard drive. This is C:/ on most computers. Then double click the Windows folder. Next, double click the Font folder. Go to the top of your window and click Edit gt; Paste. That will paste your new font in your font folder. You just installed the font.
How to Use the New Font in Fireworks
Now, I will show you how to use the new font in Fireworks. Open your Fireworks program and create a new document to work on. Then select your type tool and type something on your document. Click your arrow tool to select the text. Drop your font styles window down and locate the font that you just installed and click it. In this case, you will be looking for the Ajax font. That will change the font style to the new one that you just downloaded.
Downloading, installing, and using new fonts in Fireworks is really simple. You can download all types of fonts and apply all types of styles and patterns to it using Fireworks.